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Fistral Beach, Newquay

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.7/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
The surfing at Fistral Beach is legendary due to its west-facing position, which exposes the golden sands to Atlantic swells. You can rent everything for your entire family to surf or bodyboard at the "Surf Hire" station, as well as sign up for lessons for every skill level. The Fistral Complex, a touristy mall right on the beach, offers shopping and a quick bite. If you're feeling adventurous and want to see more of the coast, go on a coasteering adventure. Guides lead you along the coast, through caves, up cliffs, and around pools of water where you'll see seals and diverse sea creatures. Arrange your visit to Fistral Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Newquay using our Newquay trip generator.
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  • Stopped off to view the beach and decided to have a coffee. Beach is really clean and ideal for families. The cafe on the beach has everything you need. Must be good as the birds line up for any tip b...  read more »
  • This is cornwall, Sun sea ,and sand . Surfer ,sunbather, child,adult , its the complete package and its the best there is. Can't better it anywhere in the UK and I'm biased because I love Cornwall wou...  read more »
  • Myself and a number of family members spent the Sunday afternoon after the wedding on the Saturday on the beach. There's something for everyone. 
  • THE UK beach which is famous for his all year surf breaks. You have to pay for parking although there are a view free parking spaces on the south side of the beach (up the hill). There are various shops and restaurants and during the main season it can be really busy but you have lifeguard protection (except during winter months) there. If you would like to stay close book a room in the beautiful and breathtaking Headland Hotel. Be aware that the beach can have big waves and strong currents, on a big day you should therefore consider to choose one of the more sheltered town beaches.
  • Ignore dave ledger. He must have asked for a kids portion. The fish and chips at Ricks place is lovely. It is kinda dearer than average but the waiter service is rather nice. All in all very nice little snack....
  • There are some lovely eating and drinking spots here looking out over the sea. The beach itself is really clean and so spacious it feels spacious at the right time of day, even though it's the most popular beach in the area. Great for watching the surfers, dog walkers, taking a walk and enjoying the coast.
  • Fantastic beach. Great surf, sand and amenities. They have a beach festival in the summer with great headliners.
  • Love this place, the spiritual home of UK surfing. Great beach always clean usually very good surf with waves that are suitable from beginners to advance. Good lifeguard cover and great selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. The only thing that lets the place down is the extortionate car parking charges which go up dramatically during the season.
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